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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Julie Bataille
The number of young adults signing up for insurance in the new federal marketplace is gradually increasing in Florida even though overall enrollment from last month did not increase dramatically, according to figures released Wednesday by federal health officials.
More than 3 million people had signed up for private health insurance on the Obamacare marketplace through the end of January, according to new figures that show the controversial overhaul is still failing to attract enough young people with about six weeks left in its first-ever enrollment period.
Wanted: Millions of uninsured Americans willing to give President Barack Obama's health care law a chance.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Record-keeping snags could complicate the start of insurance coverage this month as people begin using policies they purchased under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
The Obama administration said Friday that HealthCare.gov, the main website tied to Obamacare, did "what it was supposed to do" in handling a rush of users this past week.
The Obama administration issued yet another delay to the president's signature health care law Monday — this time, offering an extra day's grace period for people to finish signing up to ensure they have coverage Jan. 1, when the mandate requiring all Americans to have insurance takes effect.
People hoping to gain health insurance through the new health care law by Jan. 1 now have an extra 24 hours to enroll, due to a quiet move by the Obama administration.
Nearly 365,000 people selected a private health plan on state Obamacare markets through the end of November — a sign that people are flocking to the patched-up federal website, HealthCare.gov — although the new pace falls short of long-range projections for an inaugural sign-up period that ends in March.
The Obama administration said up to one in four of the forms that transmitted enrollment data from the federal Obamacare exchange to insurers may have contained errors in October and November, according to a preliminary review.
The Obama administration said Friday that customers on the Obamacare health insurance exchange will have eight more days to sign up for health coverage this December and still be covered by Jan. 1.
The Obama administration said Friday it is seeing mixed progress in fixing the federal Obamacare website, as Republicans piled on criticism by saying taxpayers should get a refund for the broken $400 million Internet portal and that new numbers indicate that few people have enrolled in the insurance market for the District of Columbia tied to the health care law.
After sidestepping the issue for weeks, President Obama on Thursday apologized to Americans who are losing their health insurance despite his repeated and emphatic promises that it wouldn't happen.
Marilyn Tavenner, President Obama's point woman in implementing the new health care law, told Congress on Tuesday the new health care law is salvageable and that repairs to the federal Obamacare website will coincide with an expected rush of enrollees by early December, even as GOP lawmakers declare Obamacare a failure.
The systemwide defects in Obamacare mounted Monday, from compounding enrollment problems to soaring insurance cancellations to breaches of privacy, as the Obama administration struggled to contain the political damage and repair its laughingstock health care website.
The head of the agency in charge of the new health care law apologized Tuesday to people who've tried to use the flawed federal Obamacare website, but she said she still has faith that the site will be working for most Americans by the end of November.
Julie Bataille, a spokeswoman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said the 40-percent goal for 18- to 34-year-olds was set by nongovernment experts and simply reflected the portion of the nation's population that is uninsured.
A percentage of young-adult enrollment in the mid-30s, say, might not cause prices to rise, she said.